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Cayman Islands National historic site located on 7 landscaped acres by the sea


Discover the unique heritage and culture of Cayman via this lovingly restored window into the 18th century that’s only a 20-minute drive from George Town.

At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James.

In the 1990s, the Government of the Cayman Islands purchased Pedro St. James and painstakingly restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage.

Today, visitors can stroll through the imposing edifice with its period furniture and authentic artifacts to experience what life was like so long ago in Cayman’s history.

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  •   This is a great place and we are so happy that we planned a visit into our holiday. We had the place to ourselves on a Sunday morning and... read more

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      I was really disappointed when I drove for almost 30mins to view the place only to find the place closed for a private function with no ⚠️ warningsMore

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      Stacy shared the history of the castle with us and he was so kind. The multi media presentation at the beginning was very informative. Also it is inside in a... read more

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  •   My husband and I are so glad we decided to visit Pedro St. James. We didn’t sign up for the guided tour, but one of the employees, a delightful older... read more

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      The tour was very informative regarding the history of the island. Our tour guide Trisha made it very fun and kept it interesting. Highly recommend using her as your guide!!... read more

    Connie F

      We visited here while we were in Grand Cayman and LOVED IT. We love historic sites and history so we found this to be a great place to visit. Our... read more

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  •   A lovely location on the 'iron south shore' of Grand Cayman. A site with significant historical significance. Wonderful old & extremely well preserved buildings. A bar and patio... read more

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      We loved our stop here and wish we'd had more time to explore. The interactive show really helps to set the story about the property and our tour guide, Trish,... read more

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      Very nice historic presentation! Beautiful grounds! The rum tasting was great! This is a fun tour for the whole family. From the Wyndham Reef & Morritt's there is a shuttle... read more

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  •   We really enjoyed our tour of Pedro St. James while we visited the Cayman Islands the week of September 23, 2018. We did the self guided tour but next time... read more

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      Interesting to hear and understand the history of the castle. Beautifully restored and an amazing back drop for a wedding. Tour guide fell a little short and was not so... read more


      I always think it makes a trip more meaningful when I make some effort to learn about the local culture and history. Visiting the Pedro St James site is the... read more

  •   Fantastic location and clever presentation led by Stacy, our wonderful guide who knew generations who lived here. Take the tour. Starting with audio visual, raining on the tin... read more

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      Very nice tour of the house and grounds. Antiques and beautiful wood floors made of maghogany. Also nice free rum tasting.

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      If you love history, you'll enjoy going into this beautiful old home and the other structures on the grounds. The coolest thing about it was that few things were off... read more

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  •   Historic, very passionate guide whose mother is part of the history of this place. Beautiful home with amazing views, very historically accurate.

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      We wanted to know more about the history of Grand Cayman and decided to visit Pedro St.James. We took the guided tour and were truly fascinated. Trisha - our guide... read more

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      This lovely home offers a great guided tour of one piece of the history of this island. I highly recommend it.

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  •   Lots of history and just a great tour. One of the best tour guides we have ever had. We finished up the tour with a rum tasting. Really enjoyed the... read more

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      This is a rebuilt "great house" considered a historic landmark. Built with slave labor in 1780, it has been a residence, courthouse, jail, government assembly and a restaurant. ... read more

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      A great place to visit. Pedro St James has been restored beautifully giving a real feel for the history of the place. There is also a great exhibition giving an... read more

  •   The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history. The home has been beautifully restored. Plan on spending a couple hours

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      Historical, so much to learn of Cayman history the tour guide was friendly it's worth it, I highly rate Pedro St. James.

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      It has a theatre that you go to that not only has video screens, but also has wind and rain affects. It told the story of the island as... read more

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  •   We visited early on a Saturday before any of the cruise ships had docked for the day and were the only people there. All the staff were extremely welcoming and... read more

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      It was interesting to see all the Mahogany furniture and floors in the house. It is being kept up very well. The grounds are lovely. The informative video was good,... read more

    thumb Hilary B

      I enjoy learning about the local culture when we travel. This was a great museum/historical home we toured around. You start with a 20 minute film and then... read more

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  •   We visited Georgetown for the day off of the Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas. The normal touristy ventures were available but we wanted to see the island in general.... read more

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      We booked our tour from the reef hotel and had a great driver pick us up to Pedro saint James. We learned the history of caymans with a show and... read more

    thumb James C

      It would be a shame to come to the Cayman and not taking the time to learn about local history and culture. Pedro and the National Museum in Georgetown are... read more

    Doug V

Weddings at Pedro St. James

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305 Savannah Pedro Castle Rd.
Grand Cayman
KY1-1501 Cayman Islands
tel: (345) 947-3329


Open daily: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – March 21, 2020

The Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) is announcing the temporary closure of its attractions starting Monday 23rd March.

The closure is in strict adherence to the guidelines published in the Public Health (Control and Suppression of Covid-19) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 on Friday (20th March).

“The Board has been monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and in response to the latest announcements by Government officials, made the decision to close the attractions indefinitely,” said Patrick Thompson, TAB Director.

The TAB is responsible for managing the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park; the National Historic Site, Pedro St. James; the Cayman Craft Market and the Hell Geological Site.

For information on the TAB or its agencies please email, call 949-6999 or visit the website and it social media sites (below).